Early Signing Day Releases for December 2nd

VillanovaBaseballPhoto Here are your Early Signing Day releases for December 2nd.

Villanova signs four for 2010-2011 season

VILLANOVA, Pa. – During the recent early signing period which ended on November 18, head coach Joe Godri signed four scholastic players to National Letters of Intent. The group of four recruits includes two pitchers and two position players. All four players are expected to enroll at Villanova in the fall of 2010.

"We were able to address all of our immediate needs with this signing class," Godri said. "The four players we signed during the early period are good students academically and outstanding athletes who have experience playing for some of the nation’s top club teams."

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Nebraska releases 2010-2011 Freshman Class

Lincoln – University of Nebraska Baseball Coach Mike Anderson announced that 11 high school seniors have signed National Letters-of-Intent to play baseball at Nebraska beginning in the 2011 season. The recruiting class features players from seven states. In addition, seven of the recruits garnered first-team all-state honors last season, including Nebraska products Logan Ehlers (Nebraska City, Neb.) and Mike Pritchard (Omaha, Neb.). Ehlers was the Louisville Slugger and Gatorade Player of the Year in Nebraska in 2009.

“These are kids we have followed and tracked for the last 18-24 months, and we are excited that they have signed to become Huskers,” Anderson said. “Our focus is always first in the Midwest in identifying players and tracking their development and have them continue that development in our program. The thing about this class is the balance, as have six pitchers and five position players. We are still going to have our work cut out for us because there are some kids in the class who are very draftable. This group, combined with the class we got to campus this fall, will set the tone for our program the next few years.”

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Jackson State inks Four Signees

JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State University baseball team announced the addition of four early student-athletes who have signed with the program for the 2011 baseball season.

JSU will welcome Brandon Vega, an outfielder from Jackson, NJ; Jonathan Richey, an outfielder from Stockbridge, GA; Jack Lester, an outfielder from Lithonia, GA, and Hunter Thompson, a right-handed pitcher from Jackson, MS.

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Arkansas State completes Signing Class with Anthony Hecht

JONESBORO, Ark. (12/2/09) – ASU head baseball coach Tommy Raffo announced Wednesday that Kaskaskia (Ill.) Junior College infielder Anthony Hecht has signed a National Letter of Intent with Arkansas State and will join the Red Wolves’ lineup during the 2010-11 season.

Hecht (5-11, 180 pounds) earned first-team All-Regional honors at Kaskaskia after hitting .395 with 68 hits, including 16 doubles, five triples and four home runs. He drove in 46 runs and had an on-base percentage of .468. Hecht was Kaskaskia’s team leader in hits, doubles, triples and stolen bases (10).

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Texas State adds two for 2010-2011 Season

SAN MARCOS – The Texas State baseball program will add two student-athletes to the 2010 signing class, as Derek Barosh and Mike Warren will join the Bobcat roster after signing National Letters of Intent, announced head coach Ty Harrington Wednesday.

Texas State’s incoming class expands to 12 with the signing of the two high school standouts.

"(Derek) Barosh and (Mike) Warren are two extremely athletic young men," said Harrington. "The addition of these two will no doubt enhance our program."

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Fordham announces Signees for 2011 Season

Bronx, N.Y. – Fordham Head Baseball Coach Nick Restaino announced the addition of three student-athletes to play baseball at Fordham University, starting with the 2011 season. The three student-athletes are catcher Ryan Phelan (West Windsor, N.J./West Windsor-Plainsboro North), pitcher/outfielder Tim Swatek (Maywood, N.J./Hackensack), and pitcher Jonathan Reich (Hillsdale, N.J./Pascack Valley).

"We are very excited about adding this group of young men to the Fordham baseball family," said Restaino. "All three prospects address needs for 2011 and beyond."

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Memphis adds Ford Wilson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ford Wilson, a dual-position standout at Independence High School in Franklin, Tenn., has signed with the University of Memphis, Tiger head baseball coach Daron Schoenrock announced today.

A three-year letterman for head coach Bill Moore at IHS, Wilson has seen time in centerfield and on the mound for the Eagles. A career .332 hitter, the 5-10 Wilson put together a solid junior campaign to help Independence High to District 11-AAA and Region 6-AAA championships in 2009. He hit .333 and scored 26 runs to guide the Eagles to a 28-10 mark and the school’s first-ever Tennessee State Tournament appearance.

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Campbell signs Ten for 2010-2011 Season

BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell head baseball coach Greg Goff announced today the signing of one of the largest early sign classes in school history.  The ten member signing class comes from four different states and is made up of a catcher, two infielders, two outfielders, and five pitchers.  This class marks the third that Goff has brought to Buies Creek and it promises to be a class that will bring success to Taylor Field for years to come.

“This recruiting class is one of the strongest, if not the strongest, class that we have been able to sign since I have been here,” Goff stated.  “We will be losing a lot of good players to graduation this year, and I feel like the guys that have made up this class will have the ability to step right in to our program and make an impact early in their respective careers..”

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The Citadel adds 11 for 2010-2011 Season

Charleston, S.C. – Bulldogs Head Coach Fred Jordan announced the addition of 11 new baseball players for the 2010-2011 season on Wednesday.

"We are very pleased with the quality of student-athlete with this incoming class," said Bulldogs skipper Fred Jordan. "They definitely meet our needs from a pitching and position player standpoint. We are very excited, it was a job well done by David Beckley and our staff."

The incoming group features two top ranked prospects in their respective positions from the state of South Carolina and six total players from the Palmetto state, three from Florida, one from Maryland and one from Texas. The class includes five pitchers, a catcher, an infielder, an outfielder and three versatile/utility players.

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Jacksonville State signs Seven for 2010-2011 Season

Jacksonville State has signed seven players to play baseball for the Gamecocks for the 2011 season, head coach Jim Case announced today.
Pitchers Trae Santos, Bradley Raulston, Taylor Sparks and Travis Stout, joins infielders Ben Waldrip, Michael Bishop and Andrew Bishop in the signing class.

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